GRANTS TO GREEN
Grants to Green is transforming the nonprofit sector by encouraging nonprofits to renovate, expand or construct buildings that are energy and water efficient. The ultimate goal is to improve a nonprofit’s facility to minimize environmental impact and increase the cost-efficiency of operations, making the financial savings available to be put back into the nonprofit’s mission.
"With each $1,500 we save on operational expenses, we can provide one youth a quality one-to-one mentoring experience for one year."
- Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President and CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
Nonprofits in The Community Foundation’s 23-county Atlanta region can apply for Assessment Awards or Implementation Grants. An Assessment Award is not a cash grant, but a service performed for the nonprofit by Southface. Southface conducts assessments for existing or planned facilities and recommends opportunities to optimize operations, particularly related to energy and water use. Once an assessment has been completed, the nonprofit will be eligible to apply for an Implementation Match Grant to help reduce the capital costs associated with implementing projects recommended in the assessment report.
We encourage you to visit The Community Foundation for eligibility criteria and current grant opportunities.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Energy and Water Efficiency Program (BGCA EWEP) leverages our successful local Grants to Green program that has helped more than 155 nonprofits save more than $1 million per year in energy and water costs since 2008.Read More
A major lighting renovation is underway at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre. The renovation involves replacing 5,500 incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs. When complete, the project is projected to reduce the electricity used by the upgraded bulbs by 80 percent, which will save the Fox over $14,000 annually.Read More
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